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Sunday, September 5, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Taking a break from the blog till next spring, 2011

Please keep me in your prayers and know that I will be praying for all my followers and all people of the world! Prayer warriors unite!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Mercedarian Beggars


Mercedarians are also a group of the mendicant orders, casually known as beggars. One of the historical writers of our order, Brodman, speaks of this.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Mercedarian Formation: Solemnity of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

Mercedarian Formation: Solemnity of Saint Raymond Nonnatus

PostHeaderIcon Solemnity of Saint Raymond Nonnatus


Mercedarians around the world celebrate the solemnity of our most recognized saint: Saint Raymond Nonnatus. He is the patron of the unborn, Christian families and expectant mothers and midwives. I have a sister and a sister in law that are expecting. St. Raymond, please intercede and ensure all expectant mothers, especially Emily and Christine that they have healthy deliveries without incidences and that the babies are perfectly healthy, holy and live a long life of virtue, pro-life values, saintliness and charity to all people in the catholic faith!
Monday, August 30, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Novice master quotes

As the phone rings, "It's the Vatican!"

as we go out the door to work, "CBS News on the move!"

as you make a joke, "Laugh it up!"

May Our Lord and Lady and St. Peter Nolasco bless our beloved Fr. Euguene!

PostHeaderIcon First book report of novitiate

Better said, we have a spiritual book report due on the novice masters choice of books. This month it was Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. Here are some quotes that stood out for me:

"New Testament as a whole strikingly demonstrates the primacy of Peter; we have seen that the formative development of tradition and of the Church supposed the continuation of Peter's authority in Rome as an intrinsic condition. The Roman primacy is not an invention of the popes, but an essential element of ecclesial unity that goes back to the Lord and was developed faithfully in the nascent Church." pg. 72.

In reference to St. Peter's primacy...

"The men in question (apostles) are so glaringly, so blatantly unequal to this function that the very empowerment of man to be the rock makes evident how little it is they who sustain the Church but God alone who does so, who does so more in spite of men than through them." pg. 73.

"The reconciliation with God that the Eucharist offers always demands reconciliation with one's brother as a prior condition (Matt: 5:23)" pg. 79.

"What is great and liberating about the Church is not something man-made but the gift that is given to us all. This gift is not the product of our own will and invention but precedes us and comes to meet us as the incomprehensible reality that is "greater than our heart" (1 John 3:20)" pg. 140.

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